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    using idioms in sentences

    Does these sentences make sense?

    I had to draw the line with my son,he is getting to rude.
    When I find Andy was over staying his welcome , I told him to take a hike.
    I have to look sharp for my daughter's graduation.
    I woke up feeling under the weather, so I won't be coming to work.
    You better get your act together, before I leave.
    It is not good to use people, remember what goes around comes around.
    Last edited by reisha; 22-Aug-2012 at 19:18. Reason: Trying to better myself at english

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    am really really bad at english i need help could u help me plz

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by reisha View Post
    am really really bad at english i need help could u help me plz
    We are happy to help you - if you try to help yourself. We have told you to use a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence and for the first person pronoun 'I'; we have also told you to put a full stop at the end of a sentence.

    If you take no notice of what we say, we will soon stop bothering to try to help you.

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    ok am going an do it now

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    Please amend your profile to show your true native language if English isn't your native language. Note that the native speakers and/or teachers who post on this forum set an example for learners.

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    Is that better

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by reisha View Post
    Does these sentences make sense?

    I had to draw the line with my son; he was getting to rude. - Punctuation and need a space, tense.
    When I found Andy was over staying his welcome, I told him to take a hike. - Tense and no space before the comma
    I have to look sharp for my daughter's graduation. - Okay
    I woke up feeling under the weather, so I won't be coming to work. - Okay
    You better get your act together, before I leave. - No comma, or ", or I will leave." Some people say "you had better" instead of "you better."
    It is not good to use people; remember what goes around comes around. - Punctuation
    Leave a space after a punctuation mark, not before.
    Don't join two sentences with a comma.
    Your first might be better with "take a hard line" instead of "draw the line."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    Ok thank you.

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

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    Re: using idioms in sentences

    I am going to write some more sentences, using colourful idioms.

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